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Andy Crews finishes in his socks and no chain - photo Bill Bushnell
|distance||4.7 miles (7.6 km)|
|climbing||2162 ft (659 meters)|
|when?||13-14 Nov 2021|
|what time||Group Start at 10:00 Saturday, or ride anytime from Saturday 6 a.m. to Sunday 3 p.m.|
|why?||Ask not why; just do!|
Bay area winds
Mix Canyon is diabolical: Compare 4.7 miles at 8.7% average with some peak grades in the 20%s to Hicks Umunhum: 6.6 miles at 8%. It's instructive to read Dan's Report from the 2011 Mix Canyon Low-Key hill climb for an inkling of the nature of the beast.
Format: This is a Default Start event, so there'll be a big group starting at 10:10 a.m. on Saturday, but you're welcome to climb anytime this weekend. If you want to participate in the group start, be at the base of the climb by 10:00 a.m.
If you have not been vaccinated against Covid or think you may be carrying, please ride alone!
Rule 1 is be safe and stay healthy!
Join the Strava Low-Key Hillclimbers Club to get your time recorded "automatically". Or message/email your time to Andy or Frank, or post it on Facebook LKHC group.The Facebook LKHC group is also a good place to get the latest announcements and discussions.
If you have not been vaccinated or have indications that you might be positive, please ride alone, and do not come to the mass start or ride in any groups!
Sorry, folks! We require all riders wear helmets during the climb, and we follow the USA Cycling rule against ear buds or other head phones. Rock to tunes before the climb, perhaps, but we need riders to pay attention to what's happening during the climb...
Low-Key is all about a group of friends riding up a hill together. It's like any other informal group ride, except we time you to the top and report the results on our web site. But we have no road closures, no lead vehicle, no follow vehicle. We are traffic, sharing the roads with other traffic, following the laws and courtesy which applies to traffic. This includes riding to the right of the road when practicable, and not crossing double yellows to pass riders or to get through corners faster. We're each responsible for our own actions out there, on and off the bike, both as users of the road as as courteous visitors to the neighborhoods we pass through. "Ceci n'est pas un race".